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Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of Westport Girls U16 Rugby.  Contact any of the coaches, look it up on-line, talk to friends, check out facebook, phone the President but do whatever you can to become a part of the team.  Don't wait to be asked, it's all there waiting for you!

Change of date for Lep Rugby Course.

Wendy Hickey, Women's Community Rugby Officer - Connacht will be providing a Lep rugby course for women only on Saturday, September 29nd from 12:00-4:00 in Ballyhaunis RFC .  The course is free of charge and is aimed at women interested in coaching or helping the girls mini teams. Please contact Dolores Shanahan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend.  Dolores will need to know numbers by Tuesday 25th September.

This is a great opportunity to find out about rugby for girls in a fun and friendly environment with others in the same boat as you!

 

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Change of date for Lep Rugby Course.

Wendy Hickey, Women's Community Rugby Officer - Connacht will be providing a Lep rugby course for women only on Saturday, September 29nd from 12:00-4:00 in Ballyhaunis RFC .  The course is free of charge and is aimed at women interested in coaching or helping the girls mini teams. Please contact Dolores Shanahan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend.  Dolores will need to know numbers by Tuesday 25th September.

This is a great opportunity to find out about rugby for girls in a fun and friendly environment with others in the same boat as you!

 

We at Westport can pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to Girls’ Rugby having successfully fielded Age Grade and Minis teams for a couple of seasons now.

The IRFU Youth committee has noted that In other parts there is still some resistance and little support in clubs for Girls’ rugby. At these clubs their lack of awareness of ‘belonging in Rugby’ at club and Branch as well as “outdated attitudes” to women in sport – particularly rugby – slows the process of integration down significantly.

Not so at Westport Bulls!

Fortunately for us we have a club and a committee that are 100% behind Girls’ rugby and they share our huge enthusiasm and desire in becoming part of the “rugby family” and they recognise the role women and girls will have in the future of not only Westport Bulls RFC but also Connacht and Irish Rugby.

A meeting was held on 20th June in Castlebar that looked to further integrate Girls’ rugby in Connacht and this demonstrates the level of commitment the IRFU is putting behind it.

Issues identified and discussed included:

Date of Eligibility & Age Categories

Regulations and Variations

Coach Education

Long Term Player Development pathway

Support of Development Staff

Awareness of Girls’ Rugby

Season Plan, Fixtures & Geographical Challenges

 

2012-2013 will see an exciting time for Girls’ Age Grade rugby and Westport will again lead from the front through representation at club and provincial level.

Coaching and other resources are being identified to meet the increased demand and to ensure that Westport Bulls Girls’ rugby continues to be No. 1 in Connacht!

As pre- season training begins, Connacht have revealed their 1st choice Front Row for the 2012-2013 Season.  The new IRFU approved headgear has had a mixed reception but the two versions on show here seem popular with the players.  Asked to comment on the size difference between the players a spokesman stated '...as long as Henry can lose the neccessary weight we don't see it as a problem...'

Girls Dates for the first part of the Season are as follows:

October 6th 2012 - Ballina

November 3rd 2012 - Westport

December 1st 2012 - Galwegians

January 12th 2013 - Claremorris

more dates will be announced before Christmas and hope to include Tuam, South Sligo and Castlebar.

All the mini girls played brilliantly and represented their club really well at Galwegians last Saturday. They showed superb team spirit and clearly enjoyed the day and were all eager to play. The older mini girl team played 4 matches in all and only lost one of these! The behaviour, play and team spirit of the girls was outstanding. Well done everyone!

All the mini girls played brilliantly and represented their club really well at Galwegians last Saturday. They showed superb team spirit and clearly enjoyed the day and were all eager to play. The older mini girl team played 4 matches in all and only lost one of these! The behaviour, play and team spirit of the girls was outstanding. Well done everyone!

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